Miami City Ballet Gala
Benefits Miami City BalletCharity & Social Events
Join Miami City Ballet for the most
thrilling event of the season – our annual gala will kick off as the exclusive, first-ever gala event hosted at the famed Faena Forum, set to open during Art Basel 2016!
Affectionately known as the gala with the very best dancers on the dance floor, MCB’s black-tie affair will showcase all 51 marvelous dancers in this exquisite and never-before-seen setting. Taking our inspiration from the much-anticipated world premiere commission of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Fairy’s Kiss, the gala will transform the new Faena Forum space into a frozen fairytale evening with cocktails, dinner, dancing and surprises.
Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, Bronwyn Miller, Swanee DiMare and Lesli BrownStephanie Sayfie Aagaard, Bronwyn Miller, Swanee DiMare and Lesli Brown Four hundred notable Miami, Palm Beach and New York philanthropists, together with community leaders and ballet aficionados, will have an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy the architectural wonders of Faena Forum alongside the leading dance artists working in the field today.
Proceeds from the gala will support
Miami City Ballet’s work both onstage
and in our community, bringing the magic of the live performing arts to people from all walks of life.
Tables are priced from $25,000 to $100,000 with single seats available for $2,500.
All Miami City Ballet dancers will be seated for dinner with table sponsors.
For seating and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Eva Silverstein, Director of Development, at Eva@MiamiCityBallet.org or 305-929-7000, Ext. 1400.
About Miami City Ballet
Miami City Ballet recently celebrated its 30th anniversary season, earning critical acclaim from The New York Times: “Bold, light, immediate, intensely musical, the dancing of Miami City Ballet flies straight to the heart.” Led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez since 2012, MCB was founded in 1985 by Miami philanthropist Toby Lerner Ansin and Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella. The Company has 51 dancers and a repertoire of more than 100 ballets. MCB performs for nearly 100,000 patrons annually during its South Florida home season in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Naples, and tours to top theaters domestically and internationally.
Miami City Ballet School, the official school of Miami City Ballet, is one of the most respected ballet training academies in America. The School’s renowned faculty, challenging syllabus and affiliation with Miami City Ballet make it a place where all students – from children to adults – can receive comprehensive dance training. The School trains approximately 400 students, ages 3-18, in its year-round program, and 400 during its summer programs, granting nearly $500,000 in scholarships annually. More than 500 adults participate in a vibrant community division.
Miami City Ballet is headquartered in Miami Beach, Fla., at the Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca Center, a facility designed by renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica.